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    Glossary of Computing Terms

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    Glossary of Terms

    Active Directory: Microsoft’s directory product that contains the user account names and passwords that are used to access Microsoft-based systems like the Windows network, Exchange, Office 365 or Microsoft Online Services (MOS).
     
    Blitz Web Access (BWA): The way in which current Dartmouth students, faculty and staff can connect to their email and calendar account using a web browser

    Using a File Transfer Program (FTP)

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    FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. A file transfer protocol program provides a way for computers to "talk" to each other in order to transfer files. This is the recommended alternative to transferring either large or many files instead of sending them as an an e-mail message attachment or enclosure. As most e-mail systems have a limit on how large an enclosed file can be (one to three megabytes is a common value) FTP applications can provide a solution to that problem.

    Configuring Notifications in Outlook and AppleMail

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    By default, all the notifications of the arrival of new email are turned on.

    To configure these notifications:

    In Outlook 2013 or 2016 (Windows) click the File tab, then click Options. Click Mail and then locate Message arrival. There are several options you can change under this section: to change the length of time the Desktop Alerts appears or the transparency, click Desktop Alert Settings.

    Email Signatures

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    To append a signature to each message you send, open a new message window.

    Working within your Mailbox Quota

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    At Dartmouth, each mailbox has a limit for the amount of data that can be stored within it. We refer to this as the Mailbox Quota. That quota varies by mailbox but for most will be 100 GB. If you exceed the quota, you will no longer be able to send e-mail from your account.

    Gaining access to eProcurement

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    eProcurement (Oracle Financials) is the online purchasing system from which faculty and staff can purchase goods via electronic catalogs.

    To gain access to the eProcurement system, you will need to submit an access request, sign a confidentiality agreement and attend required training. The Financial Systems Access & Tools website contains detailed instructions on these procedures.

    Create Folders in Outlook

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    Create additional folders to organize messages, contacts, tasks, and notes.

    Using Group Mailing Lists

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    Get Started with OneDrive for Macintosh

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    OneDrive for Business provides unlimited password-protected, online storage for each user. This allows you to store documents, photos and other files online so they can be accessed from any Internet-connected computer. You can install an application on your computer so your OneDrive location acts like your computer's hard drive, or you can access/upload your OneDrive files via a web browser.

    Access from a Macintosh Computer

    Accessing OneDrive from a Macintosh Computer requires 4 parts for the initial set up.

    Leaving Dartmouth - Nicknames/Aliases

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    At Dartmouth, everyone can set up to two email aliases so that they can receive e-mail at a name by which they are more commonly known. See Manage Email Aliases for additional information.

     

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